Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bittersweet Day

Today is DD17's last day at home; tomorrow we're off to Melbourne to move her in to her new digs and in a week's time she begins her university life. She's excited, of course, and nervous too.

She asked me to make her a mini album like the I Wish Christmas mini album (see post here) in her favourite colours of blue and brown, as she loved the way it opens up with so many parts, so I have made her an album of family photos to take with her. I stocked up on Parisian Breeze papers before the spring mini expired just for this project, and I've had DD shut out of my craft area while "secret business" was afoot!

I decided to use ALWAYS as my theme and luckily there are a number of SU sets that fitted perfectly. To avoid too much bulk, I've kept things pretty simple. Here it is:

Created by Kez. Stamped images ©1990-2010 Stampin' Up! ®

I'll give it to her tonight at our Farewell Family Dinner and I am betting there are going to be a few tears ... preparation for when we say goodbye on Saturday ... pass me the tissues please.



Liam said...

How beautiful is this album. She will love it. It is a lovely little album to keep with her. It is gorgeous. Fantastic job.


Juliette Chapman said...

Kerry this is gorgeous. What a lovely gift and I am sure your daughter will love it. I am already thinking about CASEing this for a Mothers Day present. Thanks for sharing this. As always beautiful.

Lynda said...

No wonder you had a box of Kleenex beside you doing this one darl....I teared up scrolling thru. DD17 will cherish all your hard effort and it's a beautigul thing to know that if she feels a wee lonely, she can call on this beautiful record of home and smile. Brilliant job darl and it shows a Mother's pride and love in BUCKETS!!! ooxx

Anonymous said...

I am not going to be original this time, so all I am going to say that your blog rocks, sad that I don't have suck a writing skills

anne (lana team member) said...

Oh man... very special I don't think one box is enough !! Luv Anne

Charlie said...

Blogging is wonderful. Here I am in little ol' Denmark and suddently you visit from Australia. WAUW. What a lovely idea - she will cherish this for sure. I remember the feeling when our youngest DD left home - and we were empty nesters. BUT that's part of the deal of being a Mum - giving them roots and wings. Have a lovely time and sure there will be Kleenex moments. Hugs